Improvement definition

ĭm-pro͝ovmənt
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A change or addition that improves.
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The act or process of improving.
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The state of being improved.
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A change or addition to land or real property, as a sewer, fence, etc., that makes it more valuable or desirable.
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The definition of an improvement is an increase in value, condition or quality.

An example of improvement is the U.S. dollar going up in value.

An example of improvement is a student going from a grade C to an A in science.

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An addition or change that improves something.
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A person or thing representing a higher degree of excellence.
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A modification to real estate that increases its value.
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The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.
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The act of making profitable use or application of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.
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The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old.
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Increase; growth; progress; advance.
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(plural): Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.
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(Patent Laws): A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.
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An improving or being improved.
  • Betterment.
  • An increase in value or in excellence of quality or condition.
  • (now rare) Profitable use.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
improvement
Plural:
improvements

Origin of improvement